The basement was transformed into a teen night club with professional lighting, fog machines and a live DJ. As a person with no children and someone who likes kids in small doses, this was the perfect set up. Candy crazed kids danced their energy away while I attempted to match their every dance move...well, for a good 45 minutes at least. Apparently my legs don't bend as low as they use to - I can only do the Cha Cha slide so many times. As a result of my awesome dancing, I neglected to take pictures. Thankfully, my niece loves my camera and snapped a few shots for me.
Food: This year my sister opted to have the party catered to save time and sanity. It was a success and ended up saving her a few bucks in the long run. (the main dishes were catered but we still managed to make desserts and appetizers).
I made my Husband's smoked salmon dip - I found this is not for everyone. Especially kids. I'm a fan though and it's simple to make.
Smoked Salmon Dip
- 1 (15 1/2 oz.) can pink salmon, drained well
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 2 tbsp. onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. liquid smoke
|The brain dip on the right is made of cream cheese and finely chopped onions - topped with jalapeno jelly.|
|Nutter Butter 'Witch Toes' covered in white chocolate. Served with Jam - "Toes & Jam"|
We used Pam to bartend my Sister's Summer Solstice party back in June and it was a great move. She made a return appearance and we couldn't have been happier. When having a party as large as we did, it's a good idea to have someone regulating the bar. Some people don't know their limits and we didn't want that liability - especially with so many underage guests.
I wish I had more pictures to share - maybe next year we'll hire a photographer. I hope to upload costume pictures soon. Stay tuned.